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Getting a Little Nervous!

2008 Columbus Half Marathon/5K

2008 Columbus Half Marathon/5K

So I run my first 5k in just about 9 hours from now. So what am I doing awake still?

You can’t teach a dog new tricks! It’s before midnight for crying out loud! I don’t usually go to bed before 3. Yes, I will go before then tonight, but I just can’t right now. My body won’t let me. I’ll get up in enough time to eat some Oatmeal and wake my body up, run my race, then come home and go back to sleep! My mom will be there to cheer me on as well.

After rise from my nap, I may treat myself to a trip to the mall. Who knows! Depends how I do! I’ve read up on quite a few articles about how a first timer should prepare and run their race — emphasis on finishing, not time — so I’m not going to stress any time. Having said that, I’d still really like to be sub-30 minutes.

So wish me luck! I’ll let y’all know how it goes when I get done!

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I Signed Up!

So it’s official! A week from today, I will be running my first 5K! I can hardly believe it!

I’m excited and nervous! I haven’t run any type of “race” since High School track season, so it’s been a while! I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to to sleep next Saturday, but I’ll have to since it’s an 8:15 AM start!

Wish me luck!

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New Running Shoes!

I realized that I had been doing a no-no with my Couch to 5k training. I had been running in relatively old shoes that I also used for aerobic activity like kickboxing and step workouts. I know, bad Suz!

So, today I went to a store that specializes in running and ended up with a fantastic new pair of shoes that I shall use only for running: Nike Women’s Air Max Moto + 6. They are so comfy and cushiony. I can’t wait to run with these tomorrow!

The best part of the experience was going into a store with a sales person that really knows what they’re doing! At running stores, the sales people will look at you old shoes (I wore mine in), have you walk, and ask you what your goals and training habits are. From there they will use their expertise to pick out a few pairs of shoes for you to try on. But it doesn’t end there!

They even encourage you go outside and run a little in them. Can’t do that at Finish Line! So, if you’re in the Greater Columbus area, I highly recommend FrontRunner for all your fitness needs! They’ve got a lot of other items besides shoes. I went there for my running shoes and racing spikes when I was in high school as well.

So, even though the price tag was steep, making sure to have the proper footwear for my training will make me feel better and avoid injury. It’s a worthwhile investment!

Now, I need to find a 5k to sign up for. In my searches so far, nothing has jumped out. Here’s to hoping some better events pop up in Central Ohio!

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